HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania
Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer announced a lawsuit Oct. 19 against Rudy’s
Mart, a defunct Danville furniture store, and owner Patricia Robinson for
allegations of accepting payment for furniture never delivered.
After receiving a multitude of consumer
complaints against the furniture store, Beemer’s office looked into the matter
and alleged the store and Robinson collected substantial sums of money
from certain consumers while dealing with cash flow problems internally.
Instead of telling the truth to consumers, the store purportedly conducted
business as usual, an act that misled consumers.
Beemer’s lawsuit alleges
violations of the commonwealth’s Unfair Trade Practices
and Consumer Protection Law and seeks permanent injunction to prohibit Rudy’s
Mart and its owner from deceptive practices. Additionally, Beemer’s
office seeks restitution for consumers.
Deputy attorney general Thomas P.
Cummings III of the Office of Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection
filed the lawsuit. Montour County district attorney Angela Mattis notified
the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the issue and forwarded consumer
complaints to the Office of the Attorney General.